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No more depression! Can we really prevent depression in later life?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background: Depression in later life has been associated with

    numerous risk factors: life events, impoverished social network,

    smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension,

    diabetes, high plasma homocysteine, among others.

    Aims: (1) to review the likely contribution of risk factors to the

    presence of depression in later life; (2) to determine the effectiveness

    of two different approaches to disease prevention: ongoing treatment

    with antidepressants and management of risk factors.

    Methods: 12-month prospective study of 21,819 adults aged 60

    years or over in contact with 383 Australian general practitioners.

    The diagnosis of depression was based on assessment with the

    PHQ-9 and DSM-IV criteria. The use of antidepressants was

    systematically recorded at baseline, as was the social network,

    smoking, physical activity, financial burden, BMI, alcohol consumption

    and medical history for cardiovascular events.

    Results and discussion: To be presented at the meeting.

Authors


  •   Almeida, Osvaldo P. (external author)
  •   Pfaff, Jon (external author)
  •   Tyson, Orla (external author)
  •   Pirkis, Jane (external author)
  •   Flicker, Leon (external author)
  •   Lautenschlager, Nicola T. (external author)
  •   Sim, Moira (external author)
  •   Draper, Brian (external author)
  •   Snowdon, John (external author)
  •   Goldney, Robert (external author)
  •   Byrne, Gerard (external author)
  •   Stocks, Nigel P. (external author)
  •   Wilson, Ian G.
  •   Kerse, Ngaire (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Almeida, O. P., Pfaff, J., Tyson, O., Pirkis, J., Flicker, L., Lautenschlager, N., Sim, M., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Goldney, R., Byrne, G., Stocks, N. p., Wilson, I. G. & Kerse, N. (2007). No more depression! Can we really prevent depression in later life?. In WPA International Congress 2007, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, Melbourne. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41 (Supp.2), A192.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/473

Start Page


  • A192

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • Supp.2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Background: Depression in later life has been associated with

    numerous risk factors: life events, impoverished social network,

    smoking, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension,

    diabetes, high plasma homocysteine, among others.

    Aims: (1) to review the likely contribution of risk factors to the

    presence of depression in later life; (2) to determine the effectiveness

    of two different approaches to disease prevention: ongoing treatment

    with antidepressants and management of risk factors.

    Methods: 12-month prospective study of 21,819 adults aged 60

    years or over in contact with 383 Australian general practitioners.

    The diagnosis of depression was based on assessment with the

    PHQ-9 and DSM-IV criteria. The use of antidepressants was

    systematically recorded at baseline, as was the social network,

    smoking, physical activity, financial burden, BMI, alcohol consumption

    and medical history for cardiovascular events.

    Results and discussion: To be presented at the meeting.

Authors


  •   Almeida, Osvaldo P. (external author)
  •   Pfaff, Jon (external author)
  •   Tyson, Orla (external author)
  •   Pirkis, Jane (external author)
  •   Flicker, Leon (external author)
  •   Lautenschlager, Nicola T. (external author)
  •   Sim, Moira (external author)
  •   Draper, Brian (external author)
  •   Snowdon, John (external author)
  •   Goldney, Robert (external author)
  •   Byrne, Gerard (external author)
  •   Stocks, Nigel P. (external author)
  •   Wilson, Ian G.
  •   Kerse, Ngaire (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Almeida, O. P., Pfaff, J., Tyson, O., Pirkis, J., Flicker, L., Lautenschlager, N., Sim, M., Draper, B., Snowdon, J., Goldney, R., Byrne, G., Stocks, N. p., Wilson, I. G. & Kerse, N. (2007). No more depression! Can we really prevent depression in later life?. In WPA International Congress 2007, 28 Nov - 2 Dec, Melbourne. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41 (Supp.2), A192.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/473

Start Page


  • A192

Volume


  • 41

Issue


  • Supp.2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom